Measurement invariance of Claremont Purpose Scale across gender among Indonesian youth
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The present study assesses the factor structure of the Claremont Purpose Scale (CPS)-Indonesian version among youth, the measurement invariance of the Indonesian CPS across gender, and its concurrent validity with wellbeing scales. Though several studies have investigated purpose in life among Indonesian adolescents, few have tested the psychometric properties of the scale. CPS is unique in that it measures purpose as a multidimensional construct, comprising personal meaningfulness, goal directedness, and beyond-the-self orientation. This study tested the Indonesian CPS’s measurement invariance between male (N = 245) and female (N = 288) adolescents. The Indonesian CPS, a hierarchical model based on the original version, provided an adequate fit to the data. Using multi-group confirmatory factor analysis, full strict invariance could be established. There were no significant differences across gender for purpose or its subscales. Internal consistency of the total score was satisfactory for purpose and its subscales scores. The results showed evidence of concurrent validity with life satisfaction and perceived meaningfulness.